Gordon Ramsay is a proud father of four, and often shares sweet photos of his close family. However, the TV chef is determined for his brood not to grow up spoilt, and has admitted that they won’t be benefiting from his £113 million fortune in his will. Talking to The Telegraph, he said of his earnings: “It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them,” he says. “The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana is they get a 25 per cent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat.” The firm-but-fair father has even revealed that his children don’t sit with him in first class when they go on holiday. “They don’t sit with us in first class. They haven’t worked anywhere near hard enough to afford that. At that age, at that size, you’re telling me they need to sit in first class? No, they do not. We’re really strict on that,” he said.
Gordon with his wife Tana and their four teenage children
Gordon, who has been married to wife Tana since 1996, have three girls and a boy: Megan, 19, twins Jack and Holly, 17, and Matilda, 15. The 50-year-old told Reddit last year that his children had only recently gone to his highly-acclaimed restaurant. "I only took them there for the first time two years ago," he wrote in reply. "Because there was no way on earth that I was ever going to introduce to them that level of food and be served by twenty waiters and waited hand and foot on because it was their daddy's restaurant." He continued: "I need to protect them and respect the restaurant and team in my restaurant. I made them as normal as possible, like I said, from the beginning they had a work ethic."
Gordon has a firm-but-fair approach when it comes to parenting
He also explained how he is teaching his own children to carve out a path to success. "They've all got jobs, they've all taken care of animals, they've all got housework. There's a rotor," he admitted. "They get pocket money, but they have to earn that pocket money." Describing his children as "hard-working, passionate individuals that have respect for others and respect for life", Gordon revealed that his children already have a set of impressive ambitions; Megan is currently studying Philosophy at Oxford Brookes, Jack wants to be a marine and Holly is hoping to pursue a career in fashion.
Meanwhile, daughter Matilda seems to be already following in her dad's footsteps. "Tilly, Matilda, is the chef of the family," he wrote. "She has her own show on CBBCs on the BBC in the UK."